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Waukegan calls for sales tax hike to fund $12M road repair program

With one aldermen describing street repairs as “a monster we’ve got to put our arms around,” the City Council is considering an increase in Waukegan’s local sales tax to generate revenue for a $12.8 million infrastructure-improvement program.

Gurnee man charged with sexually assaulting girls for years

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The owner of a Gurnee business is behind bars on a $500,000 bond after he was charged with sexually assaulting two girls over a period of 20 years.

Stevenson to play host, model for Sustainable Schools Symposium

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It’s not just the well-manicured campus that makes Stevenson High School so “green.” With the Lincolnshire school on display as an environmental model, Gov. Pat Quinn and education officials from around the state are scheduled to convene Friday to learn how to increase efficiencies through sustainable learning environments.

Juvenile shot, killed in North Chicago alley

North Chicago police are reporting that a juvenile was shot and killed in an alley Wednesday night.

Waukegan officers injured during domestic violence call

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Officers responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex Wednesday that quickly morphed into a more complex case as over a dozen officers rushed to the scene. The case turned into an alleged drug-related incident.

Talk of the County

Enforce the laws: Would there really be a need to raise property taxes if Waukegan would enforce the ordinances that they have on the books, such as loud music costing $300 per ticket? They have money, but they don’t want to hire cops yet, they want to raise our property taxes.

CTCA announces construction of $84M inpatient tower

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The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will break ground on April 29 for an $84-million inpatient tower at its Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion.

Community Digest

Gurnee: Caesar Soto, a Vietnam veteran, will speak about his war experiences at a free event at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Warren-Newport Public Library.

Lindenhurst to hold hearing on plan to fund water upgrades

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A public hearing on an application for a low-interest IEPA loan to fund local water infrastructure improvements is planned for Lindenhurst’s Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. April 28.

Waukegan arrested in Wis. faces child porn charges in Illinois

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The Waukegan man facing multiple charges of possession of images depicting nudity from using video cameras in a Pleasant Prairie, Wis., RecPlex women’s locker room has now been charged in Illinois.

Austim Sleeps helps children rest through music

Lake County’s branch of the Autism Society of Illinois has teamed up with emerging inventor Rick Feingold of Lake Bluff, who created a new box spring for autistic children who have troubles sleeping.

Zion man guilty of home invasion to be sentenced May 5

A May 5 sentencing date was set Wednesday for a Zion man charged with firing a gun into a room where a woman and children were hiding after he broke into a Gurnee hom

Community Digest

Public Housing scattered sites has 163 homes (single family, duplexes and townhomes) located in different locations throughout Lake County.

Clean energy forum urges Waukegan, North Chicago residents to act

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Commitments for energy-saving improvement to the way Waukegan and North Chicago residents get their energy were made at a Tuesday night forum by the Clean Power Lake County group, which is made up of the Sierra Club, the NAACP Lake County Branch, Faith in Place, Fuller Center for Housing, the Citizens Utility Board and Christ Episcopal Church of Waukegan.

Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World

Officers from the Lincolnshire Police Department recently took a business trip to the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando to investigate the theft of more than $1 million from a Lincolnshire business.

Former police chief’s trial faces yet another delay

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Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6.